Sustainable Project Management PRiSM™ Practitioner

For the Green Project Manager — Basic (GPM-b™) certification

Driving Sustainable Change


This foundational and knowledge-based certification is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and expertise to deliver projects sustainably.

The GPM-b certification is the first of its kind, placing a strong emphasis on the importance of sustainable project management, offering participants the opportunity to improve the construct and delivery of goods and services produced as project deliverables and use measurable standards to consider and account for environmental impacts throughout the project lifecycle.

As a GPM-b certified project manager, you'll be able to demonstrate your in-depth knowledge and understanding of delivering projects using sustainable methodologies, setting yourself apart from other project managers in your field. You'll be equipped with the necessary tools and resources to ensure your projects are conducted with the utmost sustainability, making a positive impact on the environment and the world around us.

Who Should Attend?

For anyone who works in or with projects with interest in making projects more sustainable.


This course will enable participants to:

  • Describe the importance of sustainability and understand the challenges facing humanity
  • Identify the phases of the PRiSM project delivery lifecycle
  • Develop an effective business case
  • Perform a P5 impact assessment Analysis (P5IA)
  • Develop and manage sustainability with the Sustainability Management Plan (SMP)
  • Engage and negotiate with your project's stakeholders
  • Evaluate potential suppliers using sustainable criteria
  • Identify and prioritise risks and opportunities
  • Document project success criteria
  • Estimate, budget and schedule project phases
  • Report accurately on project progress to stakeholders and provide materiality for ESG and Sustainability Reporting
Key Topics
  • Sustainability core concepts
    Explore the fundamentals of sustainability including sustainability model and reporting, as well as those of project management.
  • PRiSM™ project lifecycle
    Identify the lifecycle concepts, lifecycle types and the phases of the PRiSM project lifecycle.
    PRiSM = Projects integrating Sustainable Methods
  • Business case
    Understand how strategy relates to the business case, typical contents and the evolution of the business case through the project lifecycle.
  • The P5 Standard
    Learn the structure of the P5 standard, use P5 to conduct a sustainability analysis, and recognising the people / social, plant and prosperity impacts.
  • Sustainability management planning
    Discover the contents of the sustainability management plan, roles and responsibilities, developing sustainability KPIs and the impact of scope exclusions.
  • Stakeholder engagement
    Define, analyse and engage stakeholders and facilitate acceptance and adoption.
  • Sustainable procurement
    Explore sustainable and ethical concerns and the procurement process.
  • Sustainable project managers and success
    Consider what is a green or sustainable project manager is, including competence and characteristics and the principles for successful sustainable project management.
  • Risk and opportunity management
    Identify, prioritise and respond to project risks and opportunities.
  • Requirements, design, delivery
    Understand requirements and multiple design and delivery phases.
  • Breakdown structures
    Recognise the importance and purpose of both the work and product breakdown structures.
  • Estimating and budgeting
    Distinguish between estimates and budgets, understand estimate ranges and converting estimates into budgets.
  • Scheduling
    Develop a schedule to identify the expected project duration using network logic diagrams, calculating the critical path and understanding the impact of resource limitations.
  • Change control
    Consider the cost of changes, apply the change request review process and the implementation of approved changes.
  • Communicating Progress and Reporting
    Understand project communications approaches / measures as well as sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, governance) reporting.

A comprehensive participant workbook is provided.

This course includes Certified Green Project Manager — Level B (GPM-b™) exam which consists of:

  • 150 multiple choice questions
  • 70% pass mark
  • 3 hours duration
Sitting your exam

The exam is taken online after the course with Brillium or, if you are certified by PMI, you can take the exam through them.

You have 1 year to schedule and sit your exam online.

The certification is valid for 5 years.


Participants who have been awarded the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® are eligible to earn 21 PDUs for their participation in this course (10 Ways of Working, 7 Business Acumen, and 4 Power Skills).

Participants holding any of the Project Management accreditations (CPPP/CPPM/CPPD) are eligible to earn 20 CPDs for this short course.

Where is the training venue located?

This course is on demand and can be delivered virtually or at the customer's location.

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Course Information

Duration: 3 days

Exam: The exam is taken online after the course

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